Network Speed: raspberries Vs bananas

Lan Test

Many of us want to use the Raspberry Pi to build a NAS, DLNA server, Samba shared folder or any project that makes heavy use of the network. Sometimes we forget about the limited Raspberry Pi capacity of bandwidth that has the Ethernet port and we forget alternatives like the Banana Pi.

Frank Mankel is a user of a Google Plus community on BPi and shows us how quickly he test it using iperf. Let's see the results of a file transfer over the network...


The file used has 3.1GB from a shared folder with NFS to a IntelNUC with the following results:


1. BananaPI 1 to my IntelNUC DC3217IYE
2. BananaPI 2 to my IntelNUC DC3217IYE

iperf -s
------------------------------------------------------------
Server listening on TCP port 5001
TCP window size: 85.3 KByte (default)
------------------------------------------------------------
[  4] local 192.168.1.213 port 5001 connected with 192.168.1.241 port 37353
[ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
[  4]  0.0-10.0 sec   635 MBytes   533 Mbits/sec
[  5] local 192.168.1.213 port 5001 connected with 192.168.1.200 port 57774
[  5]  0.0-10.0 sec   658 MBytes   552 Mbits/sec

BananaPI 1:
iperf -c 192.168.1.213
------------------------------------------------------------
Client connecting to 192.168.1.213, TCP port 5001
TCP window size: 21.0 KByte (default)
------------------------------------------------------------
[  3] local 192.168.1.241 port 37353 connected with 192.168.1.213 port 5001
[ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
[  3]  0.0-10.0 sec   635 MBytes   533 Mbits/sec
iperf -c 192.168.1.213  0,04s user 10,05s system 97% cpu 10,325 total


BananaPI 2:
iperf -c 192.168.1.213
------------------------------------------------------------
Client connecting to 192.168.1.213, TCP port 5001
TCP window size: 21.0 KByte (default)
------------------------------------------------------------
[  3] local 192.168.1.200 port 57774 connected with 192.168.1.213 port 5001
[ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
[  3]  0.0-10.0 sec   658 MBytes   552 Mbits/sec
iperf -c 192.168.1.213  0,06s user 10,07s system 100% cpu 10,070 total

The transfer was completed in 1:03, which are approximately 50 MB/s. Remember that the speed with the Pi is about 6-8 MB/s. What do you think?

Link: plus.google.com


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